In praise of the library

I don't go to the library as much as I used to. There, I said it. Then again, when I was a kid, going to the library was a Saturday morning ritual. Mum and Dad would see me off at the door to the children's library (it was actually a separate room, how posh) and …

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I finally read my NaNoWriMo draft and it isn’t terrible!

The title pretty much sums up this blog post! The feeling of growing dread when, having put your NaNoWriMo draft away for a few months, the time comes to bring it out again and actually read the words you wrote last November. The words you hope to make a book from. Will it be a crappy …

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Vennsday: On book formats and buyers

It's been ages since I did a Vennsday post, but I had a moment the other day and hey, why not share it. One of the pieces of advice which I've heard over and over again is that if you self-publish, pretty much all your sales will be ebooks. I took this on board and …

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Camp NaNoWriMo and everything else: a progress update

Please forgive the radio silence on the blog for the last week and a half; it's been a bit busy! As of 30 June *wipes brow* the draft of #SecretSequel is finished! It turned out a little more serious than I intended, but I'm cautiously pleased with it. I took the risk of letting my …

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An interview at Scribbler’s Ink

I had a lovely chat with Bobbi Lerman from Scribbler's Ink the other day, and the resulting interview is up on their blog! Read it here:  PS You are not allowed to use information about my rubbish superpower against me 😉

Introducing…the Secret Notebook Pinterest board!

I had a lot of fun researching The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes. Something I wanted to do as part of the book was provide links to a few of the sources I used, and information for anyone who might want to explore further. I present...*drumroll*...the Secret Notebook Pinterest board! It's hyperlinked at the back of the ebook, …

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